Siemens Energy Awarded Third Series of US Power Plant Control Upgrades
Siemens Energy’s Instrumentation & Electrical Business Unit has been awarded its third series of new contracts for its innovative SPPA-T3000 distributed control system in 2009. Each contract is for upgrading the control systems at United States power generating facilities located in Alabama, New Jersey and Ohio with the installation of the SPPA-T3000.
Since the SPPA-T3000’s introduction, Siemens Energy has won contracts for original and retrofit installations at more than forty other power plants throughout the United States and Canada for the purposes of improving plant operations, reliability, security, efficiency and maintainability.
Extremely reliable and easy to use, the SPPA-T3000 is specifically designed to implement total power plant and turbine control on one common platform. The system can be integrated into existing IT landscapes, independent of the original equipment manufacturer (OEM), and provide reliable and real-time functionality for operations, engineering, diagnostics, archiving, alarm and field devices. With a secured Web-based, java/XML-enabled interface, authorized users can gain access at any time from any location. In addition, Embedded Component Services™ technology simplifies power plant operation and maintenance by providing a single user interface for all tasks via intuitive links throughout the entire system and enabling plant operators to run individual power plant units in a flexible operating mode exactly matching the demand.
“The SPPA-T3000 control system continues to gain acceptance and popularity among power plants throughout the United States,” said Joerg Holzapfel, General Manager of Siemens Energy’s U.S. Instrumentation & Electrical Business Unit. “With today’s focus on cyber security and reliability, the SPPA-T3000 provides a long-term and cost-effective solution, and a new standard for distributed control systems.”
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